Drug cravings in abstinent teen marijuana users are linked to reductions in the size of a brain area responsible for regulating emotional responses, according to recent findings from a group of American researchers.
LGBT status is an important factor when it comes to early initiation into prescription drug misuse and abuse, according to a study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors. The results of the study suggest that LBGT youth who misuse or abuse prescription medications are more likely to do so earlier than non-LGBT youth who also…
As more states move to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, the risk of addiction to the drug is being broadly overlooked, say researchers at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
Women who identify as bisexual use marijuana at a significantly higher rate than both heterosexual women and lesbian women, according to data from the 2000 National Alcohol Survey and the 1999 College Alcohol Survey.
New evidence from a group of American researchers points toward the purposeful placement of advertisements for energy drinks, substances believed to significantly increase adolescents’ overall substance-related risk, on U.S. TV channels with high levels of teen viewership.